Lake & Valley Family Therapy
2179 4th St.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
I am passionate about helping individuals and families through adoption, trauma, and anxiety. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I understand that people exist within the context of their relationships. I strive to help strengthen insight and explore your relationships with the world around you. I help people to create meaning from their experiences in the world around them using a holistic and family systems approach. I believe that people are resilient and maintain the capability to define, change, and transform the narrative of their lives.
I believe deeply in helping people integrate all the parts of themselves through therapy. My work is focused on strengthening attachment relationships and resilience with clients. I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, which allows me to work well in collaboration with schools, medical care teams, court systems, and treatment programs.
Whether this is a brief therapeutic relationship or a long-term one, I am here to help. I am currently accepting new clients.
Service Location: Office Based; Telehealth
Languages Spoken: English
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Areas of Practice Strength:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Systems of Care Navigation
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Search + Reunion
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sex Trafficking Victim
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Filial Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy
Adlerian Play Therapy